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  1. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/waV5t0HPtbM Today we are joined by Thomas Wendel, DAV National area supervisor for West Cost Region. Thomas E. Wendel served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1983 until 1997. Since 1999, Tom has worked assisting veterans in processing various entitlement claims on the local, state and federal levels; first in Clare County as a county service officer and then when he came to work for the Disabled American Veterans in 2000. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of supervisor of the DAV Service Office in Detroit and later
  2. Hello all. I am new to the disability comp process, and I'll be the first to admit--it sort of freaks me out. There is a lot of complexity to it, and I consider myself fairly learned and understanding of science and causation. Years ago I interned at the local VA hospital, and my dad retired from 20+ years in the VA civil service. Its a bit different walking in the door as a patient. Okay, I had a book practically written below, but I'll keep it short: Really didn't expect basic training to be as hard as it was--the constant screaming, lack of sleep, etc. It WAS NOT like
  3. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/9paX1-FyCaI Today we’re talking about SERVICE CONNECTION. When we talk about service-connecting a medical condition, disease, injury or illness to military service, we are talking about proving the relationship between the two. 1) Direct Service Connection 2) Service Connection by Aggravation 3) Presumptive Service Connection 4) Secondary Service Connection 5) Service Connection due to Injury Caused by Treatment in the VA Healthcare System 6) Special Service Connection Rules for Post-Traumati
  4. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/sTH3p-WwXn0 The way VA defines The word "permanent" slightly differently. For that matter, the word total doesn't mean total when discussing a disability. These are just terms to VA. There really isn't a protected rating. Any rating can be modified by VA at any time, depending on the circumstances. How do you know if your benefit is P & T? What is IU? What is substantially gainful employment? Are there any other eligibility requirements? How is the way VA decides total disability different from other agen
  5. Had X rays done, they show hyperinflation with flattening of the diaphragms, heart is normal, pulmonary vessels unremarkable, clear lungs, interstitial markings are slightly prominent, no gross pleural reaction seen, early changes are detected in the lower dorsal segment. PCP, says lungs are only slightly hyper inflated, possible obstructive pulmonary condition. Pulmonary function test comes back that my lungs are fine. Iraq, carpenter/mason, balad, Abbu ghraib, biop Afghanistan, route clerance, Khost and surrounding. Has any one else delt with this, what would you recamend from he
  6. Hey everybody, my name is James. I am an Afghanistan Combat Veteran who served February-September of 2011 in Kandahar Province, Southern Afghanistan. Mainly in the districts of Panj'waii, Arghandab, and Maiwand, with the U.S. Army, 52nd Ordnance, 20th Support Command. I would love to meet some other OEF vets and of course any fellow Warrior of any conflict, or any Veteran at all for that matter :)
  7. Any one have shortness of breath with general labor, nothing real heavy? I had an X-ray done as well as a pulmonary function test. The X-rays report is, Lungs are hyper inflated with flattening of the diaphragms. Heart size is normal. Pulmonary vessels are unremarkable. Lungs are clear, Interstitial markings are slightly prominent. No gross pleural reaction is seen. Early changes are detected in the lower dorsal segment. My PCP, states mild hyperinflation, possible OPD issues, waiting on PFT results. PFT results are that im good according to there test, waiting on them to send record
  8. Hey Everybody, My name is James. I served one combat tour in Kandahar, Afghanistan with 52nd Ordnance, 20th Support Command, EOD, U.S. Army. PTSD/TBI 80%. Thanks to all my many brothers in arms for your Honorable and Valorous service. God bless you all, and GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
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